Laura Mercier • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
*This review is for the original (not oil-free) version.
The reviews for this products are all over the place, so I doubt any one review can really help anyone decide on this magazine fave!
I've had this for about 6 months. When I first got it, I didn't like it that much and I put it aside for awhile. I picked it up again this winter and have been using it daily now. I have a very oily forehead and am dry or normal on the rest of my face. This moisturizes, never looks streaky, and never emphasizes dry areas like true foundations seem to do. This does not cover my freckles (which is good!) but DOES cover redness. I have tried applying with various brushes but I have found that it applies best with fingertips (and the MA at Blue Mercury told me that's what she uses too).
I usually wear this by itself with some powder on my forehead, or with some extra sunscreen underneath. Occasionally I moisturize before I put this on. I have already repurchased once :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
For reference I have combination skin and am NC30. I purchased the regular one after trying both the regular and oil-free, and am really glad I did. In terms of feel the regular is not oily at all. For a tinted moisturizer the coverage is closer to that of a sheer foundation. It dries quickly and looks very natural on. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for a natural look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like this product. sheer coverage, looks healthier skin. but texture is not smooth. so it is little bit harder to put on my skin. I want to try another brand, so I wouldn't buy again this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This product is one that would be fantastic for anyone whose skin can take it. I'm in the same boat as many others and have broken out with each use of this product. The texture isn't too appealing to me either, but only on certain areas of my face. It looks great on my cheeks, chin, and lip area, but not so pretty on my nose and forehead. They looked too shiny and sheer. Yeah, thought I wanted a tinted moisturizer, but have ordered the sample kit from Everyday Minerals and am guessing I'll be much happier about the outcome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
HG product - I can see why it's always Editor's picks in various magazines. Laura Mercier's TM provides amazing coverage for a TM and is super easy to blend into skin with just your fingers. If you want a lighter coverage, just blend it in with more moisturiser. This TM also gives a healthy, radiant glow to your skin - I've gotten compliments on my skin whenever I'm wearing this (Porcelain). Wear it with mascara, light cream blush, lipstick/tint/gloss and you're set for the day looking all fresh and radiant.
The only gripe I have (hence 4 lippies instead of 5) is the SPF. SPF 20 is decent UVB protection but this TM has little, if any, UVA protection which is just as important. UVA is a major contributor to skin damage as it penetrates deeper into the skin and works more efficiently. I need something that I can wear every day which will protect me from the sun and give me a little colour as well. So while this is perfect in gloomy London (barely any sun) especially during winter (it is rather moisturising), I have decided not to repurchase now that I've moved back to a tropical country :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really like this product, but because of the price I usually ask for it as a present! It's not as moisturising as it's name suggests, and as someone said below it dries quite quickly on the skin so it needs to be blended speedily. However it gives just the right amount of coverage for most days, and I love how you can build it up - something that isn't possible with most tinted moisturisers - and it never looks heavy. Add a little bit of concealer on my spots and I look really healthy!
I have pretty pale skin, and I find that the Nude colour is just about light enough for me. I think there is one shade lighter, but it's *really* pale.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Over-hyped and disgusting product. Feels much more suffocating than regular sunscreen. Received sample and all I received on my end was cystic acne and clogged pores.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Every time I apply this, I'm struck by how SHINY it is. As it first hits my skin, it appears like I've hit my face with a zillion teeny shine particles. BUT - it dries quickly (almost too quickly, so make sure you go back and smooth out any areas that have dried before you buffed/stippled/blended it out) and calms down to an impressively natural, radiant look.
I went to an LM Training for their Fall '08 product launches, and the Trainer explained that the TM is perfect alone, but is easily blendable with other foundations. TM alone doesn't provide much coverage (although is perfectly buildable) so when you want the luminosity it provides, try mixing a dab of this and that with your regular foundation to achieve the LM TM look but with better coverage.
My only con is the color selection... I'm NC25 and have to mix a bit of this and that to get it just right for my skin color.
But it's worth the effort because iIve tricked myslf into thinking that because Moisturizer is part of its name, I'm doing something good for my skin.
Bottom Line: I really like how fresh and radiant my skin looks with this product. It doesn't interfere with my Primers, and setting my face with a quick dusting of Chanel Double Perfection doesn't detract in the radiance factor. Oh, and a little goes a long way.
Edited: Okay, I'm dropping it down to 3 lippies after using it every day this week. I'm tired of mixing to achieve the desired color result. It's just too damn orange for my cool toned skin. The color selection leaves a lot to be desired.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is pretty ok. I got it in the Flawless Face kit from Sephora. I got the Nude version and it is a bit too dark for my skin right now. Maybe it will work better in the summer when I get a bit of color. It goes on pretty well, but it a bit thicker than I would have thought a tinted moisturizer would be. The packaging is ok, but it does tend to run into the cap. Overall, it isn't bad.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got it because it's one of the must-have products on almost every magazine and in every makeup board. My skin is fairly good except the freckles and the uneven pigmentation, the coverage of the tinted moisturizer is heavier than i thought, but i still wear it on weekends when I don't want to put on too much makeup. The one I bought even comes with SPF 20 which is perfect.
However, i don't know if it's because the weather in Singapore is too humid, this tinted moisturizer left me feeling sticky and melts off in 2 hrs. Not only that, my blackheads on the nose & forehead significantly worsened since i started using this. Maybe it's just me, but this tinted moisturizer clogs my pores. I think it's over-priced and over-raved.